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Personalized Gifts for Family

Personalized Gifts for Family

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Personalized Gifts for Family

Photo Blankets - The Perfect Photo Gift

Family rules and kids rock. Personalized photo blankets are the hot new personalized gift for family members, relatives and friends.

When it comes to grandparents there is nothing more that captures their hearts than grandchildren. Why not have these precious moments when the kids are young and growing up captured in time with a 100% cotton, super soft, never fades, eco-friendly and personalized photo blanket woven just for them? It is a magical present that gram and gramps will love, especially if they are far away.

Sizes:Mini 40 inches by 54 inches (40" x 54") | Small 50 inches by 60 inches (50" x 60") | Large 54 inches by 70 inches (54" x 70") | Grande 60 inches by 80 inches (60" x 80").
Horizontal or Vertical sizes. We use your image to determine if the photo blanket is woven horizontal or vertical.

Eco-friendly 100% cotton, machine wash, tumble dry. Highest quality, bar none.

Email Your Photos: Once you place your order, simply send us your digital photo(s) or artwork to admin@decor4u.com, as an attachment. Leave the rest to us, it's that simple.

Photo blankets are the must have gift of the year!

See the tips and tricks for the best photos to use.

Tips and Tricks

How to Choose the Best Photograph

When choosing a photograph please keep in mind that a good photograph will produce a good product and a bad photograph will produce a bad product.

High contrast: A nice, high contrast photo will always work best. There needs to be a good distinction between lights and darks, good detail in the subject and a balance in contrast. A subject wearing white on a white background or a white beach will not yield the best product. Nor will a subject wearing dark colors on a dark background yield the best product.

Large subject matter: The subject in your photograph should take up roughly 75% of the image. This will allow your product to have the most detail possible and the colors will be more vibrant and true to life. Since the subject in the photo should take up roughly 75% of the image, we suggest that you not use photos of large groups of people. If the subject in your photo does not take up 75% of your photo, you might consider cropping the photo.

Focus on subject: Take your photo at an appropriate distance from your subject. Standing too far from your subject causes the camera to capture less detail on the subject itself and adds worthless space. Make sure that the subject you wish to capture is what takes up 75% of the photograph.

Color: Try to choose a photograph with realistic coloring. If the face in your photograph is red, your product will also have a face that is red. Try to pick a photo with good skin tones, nice colors, and no shadows. Try to choose the most color-rich photo you have, however, black and white or sepia photographs will work fine and produce and good product. While we can certainly make your product from any photo, an older photo will not be the best choice unless it has been restored or is still very clear.

Focus: Choose a photo that is crisp and sharp. The better the focus, the better the final piece.

Size: All of our products require a different image size or pixel dimension. Once you have uploaded your photo, you will be given the tool to do this resizing within our lab.

Product Pixel Dimensions:
53" x 70" throw 768x1025
80" x 60" throw 1366x1025
17" x 17" tote and pillow 502x502
26" x 34" wall hanging 768x1025
53" x 40" wall hanging 1566x1205

Scanning Photos for Woven Products

Get the Right Equipment
For scanning photos, it is best to have a scanner that is designed specifically for handling photos. There are many inexpensive scanners available.

To Scan:

  1. First, make sure the scanner glass is clean. This will keep the photo scan free of dust and fingerprints. Clean the glass with a lint free cloth and an electronic screen cleaner that is non-streaking.
  2. Place the photo face-down on the scanner and hit the scan button or open the scanning software on your computer and select scan. This will give you a low quality preview. At this point, you can make several decisions prior to the final scan:

    a. Auto Enhancing - Some scanner software allow you the option to enhance the photo with red eye removal, color restoration and contrast/brightness adjustment.

    b. Adjust the DPI (dots per inch) for HIGH resolution (very important - see notes below)

    c. Crop image to improve composition

    d. Enlarge photo - especially useful for small wallet-size photos. Many scanners have the option to scale the scan to a larger size (see additional notes below for enlarging small photos)

  3. Once you have made the necessary adjustments to the photo, hit scan for a final scan. Save the image as a high quality JPEG.

Additional Notes for Scanning:
DPI (dots per inch) - The higher the DPI, the larger the file size, which is ideal for scanning high quality photos. On average, for standard size photos (4" x 6" photos and larger), set the dpi to 300.

For small wallet-size photos or any other photos smaller than 4" x 6", set the dpi to 500 or 600 OR if your scanner has the option to change the Output Size, scale the photo to 150 - 200% larger or set to an automatic output size higher than 2000 pixels.

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